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An addiction treatment plan is a lot more than a “one-and-done” treatment program. A treatment plan has a comprehensive beginning, middle, and long-term “end.” We put “end” in quotes because recovery is not about a finish line. It is about a healthy and positive life-long journey.

The iconic 20th Century artist, Pablo Picasso once said, “To finish a work? To finish a picture? What nonsense! To finish it means to be through with it, to kill it, to rid it of its soul, to give it its final blow the coup de grace for the painter as well as for the picture.” Picasso’s words are a great analogy for long-term recovery. It is about growth, not a conclusion.

If you or someone you love is interested in getting addiction treatment, you may be curious about what a comprehensive treatment plan looks like. Comprehensive treatment plans are individualized plans that have full recovery consideration from start to finish. Here at Lighthouse Recovery, we utilize a fully comprehensive approach when it comes to addiction treatment.

Understanding the Need for Help

The first step toward a comprehensive addiction treatment plan often surprises many people. That is because it often happens before planning even begins. It happens when the individual struggling with alcohol misuse (and the family) admits that they have a problem.

Unfortunately, a comprehensive treatment plan will rarely work if the struggling individual is unwilling to be honest with themselves. However, once that window of honesty takes place, it is important to act right away.

There is a maxim in many 12-Step programs that states, “Rarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed our path. Those who do not recover are people who cannot or will not completely give themselves to this simple program, usually men and women who are constitutionally incapable of being honest with themselves.” 

While the Twelve Steps are certainly not a requirement for recovery, we have found that “the capacity to be honest” can be crucial. That is where we at Lighthouse Recovery can step in.

Accepting Help

While acknowledging an issue with substance use and addiction is powerful, the next step is just as empowering. It involves accepting the help that you or a loved one needs.

The powerful act of getting help is where the real recovery growth can begin. This is where a comprehensive addiction treatment plan becomes essential. We at Lighthouse Recovery Texas can help make that happen.

The Components of a Comprehensive Addiction Treatment Plan

A comprehensive addiction treatment plan has many crucial components, but perhaps the most crucial is making it unique to each client. This individualized approach will ensure that each step of the way, the recovery plan focuses on a client’s particular needs.

The first step is determining the severity of the problem. On a quick note, it is vital to understand that no individual’s struggles should be minimized in comparison to another’s. All struggles with addiction that affect someone’s daily life deserve the same focused attention.

When we say severity, we mean whether we begin with a medically supervised partial hospitalization program (PHP) or an intensive outpatient program (IOP). From there, there are many other recovery tools and resources that can be utilized.

These resources perhaps include sober living housing, recovery coaching, and an extended care program that focuses heavily on a custom-built life-skills curriculum. This may also include psychiatric care to treat co-occurring disorders and/or therapies that focus on underlying traumas.

From the Start

Here at Lighthouse Recovery, we have free assessments for all who are struggling with addiction issues. From here, we can determine the individualized plan that is right for you.

Also, it is important to note that all of our staff have been through the program themselves. There is a belief in many recovery communities that revolves around the idea that “only someone who has struggled with addiction can understand another person struggling.” We believe that there is a lot of truth in this concept.

After we create a comprehensive plan, it is important to consider that lasting recovery requires constant effort. Recovery is an open road, never a dead end.

To the Finish (And Beyond)

Unfortunately, recovery is one of those things that cannot be guaranteed. However, with a comprehensive plan that extends beyond initial treatment, the chances of recovery are greatly increased.

Remember, while recovery may be one of the hardest ventures a person ever goes through, it can also be the most rewarding. Many people who have gone through recovery now describe having a life beyond their wildest dreams. But that is because they continue to put in the work and continue to grow.

If you or someone you love are struggling, remember there is hope. Your life’s picture is never complete; addiction has just dulled it for the moment. Let us help you shine it up again.

Many steps must take place when considering recovery. The first is admitting to yourself that there is a problem. The next step is acknowledging that you need help. Then it is time to accept that help when it becomes available. After these initial moves are made, then it is time to create a comprehensive addiction treatment plan. By creating a comprehensive plan that lays out the steps from start to finish, the chances of a successful recovery are increased innumerably. Lighthouse Recovery Texas can help create a thorough, individualized plan to help you or a loved one begin your recovery. Recovery is a serious matter, so it takes a serious plan. Please contact us today at (214) 396-0259 for more information.